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their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this. but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> ifill: republican john mccain
time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. >>> joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the running. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision. i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> so you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. i tell you what, everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is ru
is when 45 senators get to control the other 55. and bill o'reilly said obama's desire for social justice was noble but it won't solve our fiscal problems because you know that requires an entire cable news propaganda network who touted the fake war. today is the birthday of the late great sam cook and steve perry who sang "don't stop believin'" before journey stopped him. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us this evening for "viewpoint." on today's 40th anniversary of the historic roe vs. wade decision legalizing abortion rights the pro-choice community has a lot to be thankful for and quite a bit to fear on another. let's start with the thankful stuff first. sure the mandatory anti-rowe protest took place in cities like huntsville, alabama. even in huntsville, pro-choice protestors were out and waving their signs today. go alabama. now perhaps they were marking what seems to be an historic shift in how the nation, as a whole, sees this issue. because according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll, for the first time, a maj
. americans deserve better. all of those words were taken from then senator obama's statement before he voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. truer words cannot have been spoken today. the debt burden the president was concerned about a few years ago is still a very real threat today. congress should pass a responsible budget so we have a road map to get to our serious debt burden. no budget, no pay. >> i'm not sure i need this stool, but i'm a freshman. i'm new. i was sworn in just three weeks ago today and as a new member of the 113th congress, i know how they do things in washington, d.c.,. i know how they do things in missouri's 2nd congressional district. i'm a mother of three kids and have small business roots and all i know is that every family, every household, every business, every individual must have and pass a budget. we must live within our means. it is past time, way past time for the united states senate to pass a responsible budget that is going to put us on a path towards prosperity and is going to grow our economy and is going to create jobs and increase the standa
rumsfeld as the whole scene unfolded, conning ambassador boltton to go on the sunday show. senators clinton, obama, kerry demand to know why bush chose to blame the first amendment when he knew all along the video didn't cause the attack? meanwhile, newsweek in stim drugstore brochure demand special prosecutor and resignation. the hbo film directed by sean penn called "blood on your hands" wins an emmy. the musical "bullet over benghazi" garners a tony. the 50,000-word poem by james franco though awful wins a pulitzer. bigger than watergate combine combined. my point, you predict the media explosion. but we have a slobbering mess to ensure re-election. film maker is in jail without the aclu raising a finger. i just blame the video. >> kimberly: clever. >> greg: i came up that on my own. no help from dana. >> dana: honestly, if you were to say you were an alien that came from space and reading the stuff and you read it. and you switch out characters the media head exploded on us and believe me, we would have had a tougher hearing. deserved to. >> greg: don't we have a s.o.t. showing the pres
budgets during the obama era, the democrat controlled senate has not. but even before the no budget, no pay bill was passed in the house, democrats in the senate agreed to vote on it, too. >> we will proceed to work on the legislation to get it out of here as quickly as we can. >> democrats really think they won the round because the debt ceiling will go up in may. without offsetting spending cuts. republicans counter getting the senate democrats to agree to a budget by april means for the first time in four years congress may be able to show some degree of real fiscal discipline. bret? >> bret: thank you. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to get a deal done soon with republicans over new filibuster rules. they want to require senators to be present when they filibuster. republicans are resisting that. reid hinted he may use the so-called nuclear option to change the rules, with a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the usual two-third. the dow continued its momentum, up for a fourth day if a row today. industrial average gained 67. to reach the highest closing value since
of the reagan era. none of it means anything if the obama agenda can't get through the senate. senator jeff merkley of oregon is here with the latest breaking news on filibuster reform. >>> plus one of the best golfers in the world is losing it over his tax rate. >> of all the nerve! >> we'll fact check phil mickelson's ridiculous claim. >> i owe you nothing! >>> and banks got build a out and we got sold out. four years after wall street greed brought the country to its knees, why is no one in jail? >> this is a stain on the american justice system. >> the pbs series "frontline" has a new documentary airing tonight. correspondent martin smith joins me for a preview. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. i want to start the program tonight showing you what the hottest thing in politics was 20 years ago today. this is rush limbaugh's first book, the way things ought to be. for more than two decades, this basically has served as a blueprint for conservative thought in this country. here is a sample of a few things that were in the book. what about feeling sorry for thos
the senate. president obama is going to serve second term that is the message this week in washington, right? at the inauguration and the parade and the fancy dress dances and the obamas showing off at the white house with the dog. but away from washington, outside the beltway, republicans are working fast right now to use their power in the states to make it so that democrats structurally cannot win no matter what. joining us now is donald mckeachen. senator, thank you very much for your time. it's great to have you here. >> thanks for having me, rachel. >> were you surprised by how quickly republicans in your state passed these new maps? did you know this was coming? >> absolutely not, rachel. you know, we asked for a heads up back in november if they were going to do this. and we were sure we would be given the heads-up. in a span of literally 40 minutes, because they limited debate. literally in 40 minutes, they rewrote 40 senate districts without any input from the public, without any input from my side of the aisle. they rammed it down our throats. even though it was daylight outside,
its job and you'll hear from senator rob portman and the news media telling president obama to go for the throat of the g.o.p. tonight he's fighting back and blaming his critics, all that and much more ahead. on the record starts right now. >> we should start with spending and debt. >> we haven't had a budget here for almost four years. >> in washington d.c., and i think we can agree on one thing that the worst-run institution in america is the united states congress. we need to do something different. >> i've never had this happen in my lifetime. i've never been alive where there is a genuine viceral fear of action by government against individuals. >> it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first inauguration four years ago. >> i'm very glad that they-- i want to congratulate the house for directing people's attention to the failure of the senate under leader reid to bring us a budget to the floor. >> we support the idea that that ought not to be a political football that by becoming that, does damage to
's a democratic senate. 20 democrats are up for re-election in 2014. they're not as left wing as he is. they certainly didn't get elected in states as democrat and blue as obama did. so he's asking those guys to go out in front on his tax policies, his spending policies. remember, he just signed to make permanent 85% of the bush tax cuts in dollar terms, 99% of the bush tax cuts in terms of who was affected. these are tax cuts the democratic party has run against for 12 years as a bad idea from start to finish. so the republicans made a hundred steps forward and took back either one or 15 steps and then obama locked it in. why? largely because democrats in the senate did not want to be attached to the size of tax increases that the president wanted. so he has a democrat senate that's not as left wing as he is. reid may be, but reid has to take care of his own. and a republican house elected every bit as much as he was. >> let me bring jake back. you got an update from the white house about this. >> well, just what his next hundred days will look like. obviously he's talked about trying
are the republicans doing now in the house? they're attacking the senate. because they realize that obama has mobilized part of the public against them and -- >> the only way we're going to get gun control is going to be about background checks. it's going to come through the senate. got to stick his neck out and do something on background checks right away. thank you david corn and michael scher. >>> up next, why does the gop, the guns over the people party, keep saying crazy things about president obama's modest gun safety proposals? the president's trying to do the reasonable thing yet the people on the nra right are going nuts over this. they're armying up for the final struggle against the government, the elected government. this is "hardball," the place for politics. -max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. your soups are so awesomely deli
by president obama and confirmed by congress. i have not personally met senator hagel, but the deputy foreign minster met frequently with senator hagel who understands the partnership between the united states and israel and the support is in america's interest. i have worked with two sec tears of defense and i agree with what our minster of defense said. the defense relationships between the u.s. and israel are better than ever and i have confidence that relationship will continue to strengthen and grow. >> thank you very much. israel's ambassador to the united states. we'll be right back. the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> that does it for this e
in the tank for barack obama they've been pushing him since 2004 senate campaign. she has every reason to thank them, they should have said you're welcome. >> sean: one side note did you notice george stephanopoulos misidentified the celtics star bill russell for morgan freeman? watch this. >> look at the crowd gathering now. that is morgan freeman. bill russell. i'm sorry. >> whoops, sorry. just a small accident. yes. >> that is funny but have you to ask yourself if a conservative had done that, what would have been reaction? conservatives can't tell one black man from another. >> sean: let's go to al roker screaming like a groupie when the president -- this is a great take. watch this. >> mr. president! mr. president! mr. president! mr. president! how is it going? is the weather good? is that fantastic? all right, mr. president! >> that is huge. >> there you have it. the first interview with the newly reinaugurated 44th president of the united states, al roker. let's double down. see what you can do with the vice president i'm gooding to give it a try. mr. vice president! mr. vice pr
ceiling, let it float. in return, you see the democrats in the senate drawing up a budget. i think obama's -- his olive branch is, okay, i'll take this one extension to bring stability to the situation, but it's not happening again because we have to get the job doab. it's progress. it's better than the last few months. lou: some combative about it and characterize the president as being so contentious. it's the first intelligent step taken by the republicans and gives, you know, i i think hope to the nation, the first intelligent step taken by the president. they actually are moving towards one another. it looked to me like something we ought to be kind of saying hallelujah about other than analyzing, if i may, in such, well, i don't know, unsettling parts of the terms. >> it's progress. >> the heavy weight boxes match, they touch the gloves at the start of the fight. please, don't misinterpret that's a good sign. it's a show to the nation. lou: see, i'm surrounded by cynicism. everywhere i turn around here.
that the senate openly welcomes and might i add, the president of the united states, president obama would sign this legislation. and he said so in the statement administration policy. reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i'm glad the gentleman from texas agrees with harry reid. i hope he agrees with harry reid on more things in the future, but the fact of the matter is this show business before us does nothing other than postpone this debate on the debt ceiling for three months. it doesn't require a finished product. it does not require that we actually have something that amounts to a deal that goes to the president's desk. this is, you know, the house will pass their extreme budget like they always do. the senate will probably do something. and then nothing else is required. there's no requirement for a deal in order to get your pay. i mean, this is show b
she is expected to testify for today. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to proceed her and hi. >> the city of oakland has as a controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton. the city council meeting lasted about until about 2:00 a.m. this morning with council members approving the contract with the seven to one vote. an amendment emphasizing that whatever policies follow from consulting will not permit any racial profiling was also passed. over the past week police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwon had stated clearly and strenuously that racial profiling will not be tolerated in the police department. >> new this morning at 1 on fire broke out several discos hayes valley neighborhood. it started three just before 3 near to on the block of oak street and the firefighters rebelled and not on the fire rather quickly. >> fire started we believe in a trash can. >> the trash can or the fire started was outside of one of the two buildings that was damaged. >> were you lucky enough to see the comet that went across the sky last
. >>> finally a glimpse at a possible inauguration day low for the first lady, michelle obama. this was during yesterday's luncheon at the capitol. everyone was eating and listening to a speech by senator chuck schumer when this happened. >> i think we really deserve a round of applause to our chef -- >> did you see that dismissive head shake there? catch that eye roll there. looks like she didn't like the conversation much going on or coming at her from boehner. >>> up next, republicans have figured out they can't win presidential elections fair and square, so now they want to change the rules. they want to cheat a little. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. to help protect you
secretary. today he met with senator john mccain who has been a vocal critic of the obama administration. on a lot of fronts. late this afternoon he and hagel had a frank and candid conversation in which they discussed some of mccain's concerns. mccain also called hagel an old friend. it's worth remembering both men are veterans of the vietnam war, and that's certainly a band of brothers. we'll be right back. >>> january 22nd, 1973 will stand out as one of the great days for freedom and free choice. this allows a woman free choice as to whether or not remain pregnant. this is extraordinary. >> welcome back to "hardball" that clip is from nbc news nightly 40 years ago when the supreme court handed down that roe v. wade decision. today our brand-new nbc news/wall street journal poll shows that for the first time in the history of the poll, our poll, a majority, 54% say abortion should be legal always, or most of the time. and the percentage of people who say roe v. wade should not be overturned has been rising steadily for over 20 years, topping at 70% in today's poll. despite the poll num
was a senator from illinois named barack obama. he carried their water on blocking this pathway to citizenship when he was in the senate. the afl-cio put out a press release yesterday talking about the importance of not compromising on citizenship. so the unions themselves -- there are a lot of cross-currents here. the unions themselves don't want an influx of new workers in america, do they? >> no, they don't. that's one of the reasons this organizing for action, jim messina's full-time job is trying to get the union's in line, but it's going to be hard. it's hard on the democratic side. we're not even talking about the difficulty on the republican side getting it through the house. this is a senate democratic problem. >> so the republicans in the house, in effect, could stare at harry reid's senate and say okay, immigration reform, that's great. you guys pass it. >> say bring it. >> yeah, bring it. gun control, great. you guys pass it, we'll look at it. gay marriage, if you want to nationalize it, go ahead. you guys pass it. we'll look -- i mean, they could do this on every one of the presid
for barack obama, they've been pushing him since the 2004 senate campaign. so, she has every reason to thank them and they should have said you're welcome. >> sean: just one side note before we get back to media bias, did you notice george stephanopoulos misidentified the great basketball star bill russell for morgan freeman. >> and look at that, morgan freeman, i think, right there on the capitol steps, bill russell. >> sean: oops, sorry. a small accident. >> yes. >> and you know, that's a slip and that is funny, but you have to ask yourself if a conservative had done that, what would have been the-- >>. >> racism. >> pt conservatives are so out of touch couldn't tell one black man from another. >> sean: and let's go to al roker screaming like a groupie when the vice-president-- >> watch this. >> mr. president! mr. president! mr. president! mr. president! how is it going? is the weather good? is that fantastic? all right, mr. president! >> wow, there you have it the first interview with the newly reinaugurated 44th president of the united states. al roker, let's doubledown. and see what you
ground, he said in the very same sentence that obama talked about absolutism versus principle, he also scolds the critics. he is more than willing to demonize his opponents, and slur the nra. in the words of senator charles schumer, as an extremist fringe group. and look how he demonizes the republicans in congress. when barack obama says we can't mistake absolutism for principle, what he is saying is that precision and clarity and exactness and sameness in law should be the same as nebulous undefined principles. i got news for the president. absolutists do exists, words do have meaning in language and law. it is the basis of all civilization. it is why all the laws are written down, so the letter of the law carries the force of the law. that is why our bill of rights was written into law, to ensure that fundamental freedoms of a minority could never be denied by a majority. those are the principles we call unalienable rights. without these absolutes, protections, democracy decays into nothing more than two wolves and one lamb, voting on who to eat for lunch. i under our president to u
the fate rests in president obama's hands as pressure on both sides ramps up. north dakota senator john hoeven joins us and why the president can't wait to say yes. >>> golf stars unite. tiger woods feels phil mickelson's pain on california's taxes. with taxes spiking the rich are fleeing for the borders. how much can the state take from the wealthy before there is nothing left? today's "money" power panel weighs in. >> didn't think new york apartments could get any smaller? oh how wrong you are. micro apartment are coming to the big apple. could the miniature spaces bring big profits to the developers and will they spread to more cities? one of the architects is here with the details. even when they say it's not, it's always about money. melissa: first let's look at the day's market headlines and today's market moment. the beat goes on for the bulls. strong earnings from the likes of ibm, and google helped give a boost to stocks. the dow and s&p 500 hit fresh five-year highs. the blue-chips rose 66 points. apple earnings are sliding after-hours. the company reported fiscal first-quarte
to him for that. >> never been happier to be off amtrak than this. boehner versus obama, boehner versus obama. the speaker is always going to be at a lesser hand against the president for various reasons, and what he's basically said is, okay, let's let the senate do its thing and we'll consider it. they've become the senate in the usual case of they are the cooling saucer for legislation. everything is going to go to them as a final stage. i think that's tactically smart. >> in terms of long-term implications for the republican party, everybody's been saying after the election, maybe they can get it together, circle the wagons, come up with a new position, new policies. >> this gives them more time to work on this. i don't have any ideas for them on that, i got to tell you. good luck. >> luke, how much -- i mean, we played that sound from rush limbaugh, rush limbaugh is the mayor of planet crazy, but at the same time, he does speak for -- you know this, house caucus, there are people, yesterday mo brooks plans to oppose this, he has a serious problem on his hands. to what degree are th
to face harsh questions in the senate and house. up first is the senate foreign relations committee where republicans rand paul and john mccain are among the new members. both are vocal critics of how the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current c
.4 billion is the bill from senator menendez that would ever taken away $4 billion is the build up president obama suggested. the reality is at a bare minimum, overall oil subsidies are $10 billion. now, if you include the cost of defending shipping lanes, et cetera the cost actually for oil subsidies winds up being $52 billion a year! now look, even if you took the smallest number, $10 billion a year, why are we giving $10 billion a year to the most profitable companies in the the world? what happened to the free market? they're liars. they never cared about the free market and they certainly don't care about their voters. they care about the guys that got them elected the big donors. that's exactly what the republican party stands for and unfortunately some portion of the democratic party. one guy fighting back, senator ellison. he introduced a bill. >> it's called the end polluter welfare act. senator bernie sanders and i have joined up to in produce this bill, and you might be surprised to know, cenk, that we found $110 billion over 10 years worth of subsidies. for example the b.p. oil s
it or something. it might not be smooth sailing for jack lew after all. president obama's nominee for treasury secretary making the rounds on capitol hill meeting with senators in control of his fate. cheryl: peter barnes standing by in washington with more on this. he is not a real big fan of wall street. what will happen? peter: he worked on wall street and that may come up as an issue for jack lew. the got strong endorsements from two top democrat on the senate finance committee yesterday. this committee will be the one holding the hearings on his nomination. he met with chairman max baucus and senator chuck schumer of new york. chuck schumer is calling him a shoe in as treasury secretary but today jack lew is making rounds with republican senators including top republican orrin hatch. one question republicans may bring up in his confirmation is his time as a top executive at citigroup from 2006-2009. while he was there the bank got slammed in the financial crisis back in 2008 when it got a $45 billion taxpayer bailout and jack lew made millions while he was at city including about a $1 mil
in mine not north dakota. >> i wonder how they survive. that's amazing. >> what did the obama administration know and when? in a few hours hillary clinton will finally testify about the terrorist attack in benghazi. doug mckel way is live with more. >> good morning guys. today's hearing before the senate foreign relations committee and house foreign affairs committee is the first time we have had to hear in-depth from the security rainfall i state on the debacle she took responsibility for in the days following the attack. ambassador steven's body was missing for 11 hours. assets were alerted but never utilized. the state department accountability review board concluded last month quoting there was not enough time for armed u.s. military assets to have made a difference. that is not what congressman jason jay fits was told from the commander when they travelled to libya after the attack. >> he told me he had proximity and capability but he was not cold to go fight for those people and save those people when the firefight was going on. >>> also why didn't investigators intervie
on c-span2. >> in the first senate sessions of the presidential inauguration, senate leaders talked about what they hope to achieve in this congress. we will hear first from harry reid, followed by mitch mcconnell. this is 10 minutes. >> mr. president, today with the second inauguration of president obama,r eve there is prominenceh prosperity for every american. like martin luther king junior, whose birth that we also celebrated yesterday. stepn even when you don't see the whole staircase, we have faith that the members of the 113tho congress will realize the promise of prosperity. ill be chd not by our divisions but by renewed cooperation and compromise. i urge every woman and man fortunate enough serve in this chamber to remember it is possible to hold fast to your principles while making compromises necessary to move our country forward. democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class and an opportunity for every american to enter the middle class is the key to this nation's success. democrats will stand strong. strong with a standard of balance and w
by president obama to be the next defense secretary. you can watch his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services committee. that will be january 31 at 9:31 a.m. eastern, and also on c-span3. >> what's the best training for a policeman? >> i said it before, i'll say it again, the best training you can get to become a really good police officer and understand what it's all about is walking a foot beat. i'll say that until the day i die. you learn how to develop sources. you learn how to use intelligence information. you learn how to leverage relationships in the community and that is the key. people in a community trust you. they'll tell you when there are things that are happening that are not yet crime so that you can intervene. they'll tell you how to go about doing it. i really learned the most of my career from those relationships. >> from high school dropout to single mother to the youngest police chief in washington, d.c., more with cathy lanier sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by
and i always get a straight answer from senator barbara boxer. >>> thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks. >> nice to see you. >> same here. >> coming up. caught on tape, speaker john boehner says president obama wants to annihilate republic republican -- the republican party. even for boehner, that's a low point. plus, the right wing freak out over the president's inaugural address. america's changed. republicans haven't. also, hillary clinton, joe biden and what everybody is saying about them in 2016. it's a big show tonight. so stay with us. ♪ >>> have you joined the politics nation conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. believe it or not, everyone was speculating about 2016 today. will it be hillary clinton against joe biden? phil says it would be interesting to see who obama endorsed? it certainly would. the letter says obama runs the people in the country like our president. casey says it's time for a woman to run the show. sorry, joe, i'm for hillary. we've got more on the possible sweet 16 match-upcoming up later in the show. but, first, we want to hear your
in the senate and shut out. >> all that matters to the obama democrats is the next 18 months, the strategy is break the back of the republican majority in the house and divide and conquer the republicans so they can't block things and president can get his larger initiatives through, so he can have more tax increases, that he can do more stimulus spending, that he can do gun control, a larger amnesty program for illegal immigrants, gay marriage, who knows? but he has a big bold agenda that he talked about, including global warming that couldn't get through. couldn't get 60 votes in the senate and remember this, this is the most important part of all of it. if the president can't pass the controversial legislation through his own fellow democrats in the senate and moderates and those in states that are red, facing reelection, he can't ever pressure the house, because if he can't move it it out of the sna you can't pressure the house, that's what this comes down to is being able to break the back of the republican majority in the house. >> megyn: we shall see. the republican are said to be l
to manage the senate more effectively in coming months. >> republican leader? >> mr. president, i want to start by co want to start by congratulating president obama on his inauguration. presidential inauguration to always time for the country to come together. we all feel a certain pride in the event and we are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a nation where we have the ability to choose our leaders freely and resolve our differences in peace. inauguration day is also a time for new beginnings. a chance to learn from the mistakes and missed opportunities of the past as we reengaged and some vitally important debates about the future. too often over the past four years, apolitical consideration has trumped the need to put our country on a sound financial footing in the past two prosperity. today we recommit ourselves to face the problems head-on. i understand that the passions of an election can sometimes overshadow the governor. the presidential campaign is now behind us. it is my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to
seen that since president obama took over. i don't think they agreed on anything. at least they got a three-month delay. >>steve: plus the senate democrats are talking about we should come up with something. this could be a game changer. >>brian: let's talk about afghanistan. now that he's out of afghanistan, prince harry in fatigues talked about his stay there, what he was doing during that time. he also even talked about what he was doing in las vegas and was disappointed with himself but also privacy is privacy. -- you're right, you glue up in england. more of steve's bioon wikipedia. >>gretchen: that's what happens when you get interrupted. >>steve: i know so much about you. >>brian: prince harry left afghanistan on monday, which meant it was okay for the british press to start writing some of the interviews that they had accrued with him. and so here's a snippet of harry himself, the prince, describing what he did during his four months in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. [inaudible] it's people trying to [inaudible] a joy for me. [inaudible] >>brian: he says you kil
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> senator john kerry has been nominated by president obama to be the next secretary of state. his confirmation hear something tomorrow. he'll be introduced by current secretary of state hillary clinton. that hearing tomorrow here on c-span beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. well, the house today passed a bill that would suspend the debt limit for the next four months through the middle of may. it passed by a vote of 285-144. coming up next, a part of the floor debate from the house today. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 325, the no budget, no pay act of 2013. this legislation directs members of the house and senate to adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013. if either body does not -- the speaker pro tempore: this house is not in order. please remove all conversations. the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. either body does not adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 20
as much security support as we possibly could. >> reporter: throughout the senate hearing there was no doubt how personally clinton took the death of the four americans in benghazi. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i with you the my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: but also clear, republicans angry charges at the state department and the obama administration did not see the danger signs and were not forthcoming about what happened. >> the american people deserve to know answers and they certainly don't deserve false answers. and the answers that were given the american people on september 15th by the ambassador to the united nations were false. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> but what was -- >> report
and then the senate. i would hope senator reed would go through the ordinary process of having the senate pass a bill and let's put it on the floor and pass amendments. i would like to have offsetting spending cuts. we did this last time. president obama agreed to dollar for dollar spending cuts for every dollar the debt cell was raised. it's 22 times we have used the debt ceiling to reinact really substantial reforms. we need those reforms more than ever. the,000 is taking the first step. i hope the senate will do its work and i will push to off-set some of this. >> you don't have a problem with using the debt ceiling as a means to negotiate this. >> i don't. this president won't agree voluntarily to cut a dime of spending and thinks we need more spending, not less. the only time we were able to get him to agree with spending reductions was the last time we were arguing over the debt limit. it's not optimal, not my first choice. i think we have to use whatever tools are available to us. we are on an unsustainable path. the overspending is costing us economic growth and costing us jobs. >> do republi
assaulted our compound, and i vowed to bring them to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. >> so she's making the point that she knew it was terrorism pretty early on. she is now done with the senate panel but she is not done with questioning. there are a bunch of house members who want to ask questions about what happened in benghazi on 9/11, jon. jon: we already played that exchange with senator johnson. any other fireworks so stphar. >> that is thfar? >> reporter: that is the one that clearly got under her skin. john mccain from arizona clearly got under her skeufpblt e skin. he was not satisfied with the answers that he was getting. then questions from ron paul. >> you accept the culpability of the worst tragedy since 9/11. and i really mean that. had i than president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, and from ambassador stev stevens i would have relieved you from their post. >> reporter: that seemed to not get under her skin. this is the last function that secretary clinton will be doing as a
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